This broccoli apple salad recipe uses fresh broccoli and apples as the main components.  It is a refreshing salad that uses a combination of vegetables, fruits, and seeds, all bathed in a simple but delicious dressing.  It is worth trying.  Also, you need no animal products for this recipe.



Broccoli is Healthy for you

Not a big fan of broccoli?  You might consider changing your mind once you find out the benefits it brings. Not only is Broccoli an excellent source of vitamins K and C, but also an excellent source of folic acid.  Also, it provides the much needed potassium and fiber.  Vitamin C has a lot of benefits, but most importantly, it is a powerful antioxidant and protects the body from damaging free radicals.



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Refreshing Broccoli Apple Salad

This broccoli salad is so refreshing; it will blow your mind when you try it.  Broccoli, paprika, and apple make the perfect combination and guarantees an explosion of flavors in your mouth.

Add onions and sunflower seeds, and take this simple salad to the next level.  This salad has a signature crunch to it that will keep you coming back for more.

This broccoli apple salad is so delicious and nutritious. Therefore, you can eat it on its own if you choose to.


What goes in a Broccoli Apple Salad

  • Broccoli
  • Apples
  • Paprika
  • Onion
  • Sunflower seeds


What goes in the Salad Dressing

  • fresh lemon juice
  • Olive oil
  • Honey
  • Mustard
  • Salt
  • Pepper


The Simple Salad Dressing

The dressing is so divine and straightforward; you will love it.  The fresh and tangy taste of lemon, paired with olive oil and mustard add so much freshness and flavor to this simple salad than anything else.  Add a dash of freshly ground pepper for a little kick and salt to taste.



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Making the Salad Dressing

To make the dressing, add olive oil, mustard, salt and pepper in a mason jar and top with a generous squeeze of fresh lemon juice.  Give the mixture a quick shake and drizzle it all over your broccoli apple salad.  Store in the fridge for an hour for a more intense flavor.


Making Broccoli Apple Salad

Firstly, wash all your vegetables, dry and chop to your preferred sizes.  Wash the apple and chop too.

Mix the salad ingredients in a bowl and top with some Sunflower seeds.  Finally, Drizzle the salad dressing on top, mix and chill for one hour.  Serve and enjoy.

If you are a broccoli lover like me, then you will love this recipe.  This salad goes well with Folded Garlic Bread.


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Broccoli Apple Salad

This broccoli apple salad uses fresh broccoli as the main components.  It is a refreshing salad that uses a combination of vegetables and fruits all bathed in a delicious but straightforward dressing making it worth trying.  Also, you need no animal products for this recipe. 
Course Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author Jayne Rain


  • 400 grams Broccoli florets
  • 2 large Red paprika
  • 2 Apples
  • 1 Red Onion
  • 30 ml Olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 cup Sunflower seeds
  • 30 ml Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 2 teaspoon Honey
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper (freshly ground)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Mustard (substitute with Mayonnaise)


  • To prepare the dressing, add the olive oil, lemon juice, honey, Mustard, salt, and pepper in a small bowl and whisk very well. Set aside for later.
  • Wash broccoli, paprika, onion and apples and pat dry with a kitchen napkin.
  • Chop all the vegetables and fruits as finely as you can and add in a large bowl
  • Proceed to top the salad with your sunflower seeds.
  • Conclude by adding the dressing and mix well.
  • Your fresh broccoli apple salad is ready to serve.


Easily make this salad in a food processor by pulsing the vegetables and fruits a few times until you achieve the right consistency.
Toast the sunflower seeds lightly in a pan on low heat for about 2 minutes if you prefer.

What do you think about this broccoli apple salad recipe?  Leave me a comment with some STAR ratings.  I would love to hear from you 🙂



If you loved this recipe, you might also be interested in Kenyan Tomato and Onion Salad.


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